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“Competitive City and Town Centres” conference speeches and presentations

  • Wed 06 June, 2012

On today June 6th, Dublin City Business Improvement District hosted a conference entitled “Competitive City and Town Centres” in The Westbury Hotel.

A panel of speakers discussed  initiatives which can create the right environment for our cities and towns to compete more effectively with ‘out of town’ shopping centres, in a challenging economic environment.  Speakers shared their insights into successful commercial district management.

Matt Cooper, TV/Radio broadcaster chaired the conference and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan TD delivered the opening address. Speakers included:

  • Feargal Quinn, Superquinn founder, Independent Senator, and presenter of Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy (RTE);
  • Andy Godfrey, Policy Manager, Alliance Boots;
  • Phil Walsh, CEO, Good’s of Kilkenny;
  • Paul Cadden, Owner, Saba Restaurant, past President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland;
  • Richard Guiney, CEO, Dublin City BID


To read the provided speeches and presentations please click here.